Ephron (EeĀ“fron)

1 A Hittite, the son of Zohar, who sold Abraham the cave of Machpelah as a burial place for Sarah (Gen 23; Gen 25:9; Gen 49:30-31; Gen 50:13). 2 A city near Bethel mentioned in 2Chr 13:19. 3 A major fortified city east of the Jordan between Karnaim and Beth-shan, captured by Judas Maccabeus (1Macc 5:45-51; 2Macc 12:27-28; Josephus Antiquities 12.8.5). 4 Mt. Ephron, a hill on the Judean boundary (Josh 15:9; Josh 18:15; NRSV).

Gen 23

Sarah's Death and Burial
1Sarah lived one hundred twenty-seven years; this was the length of Sarah's life.2And Sarah died at Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron) in t ... View more

Gen 25:9

9His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite, east of Mamre,

Gen 49:30-31

30in the cave in the field at Machpelah, near Mamre, in the land of Canaan, in the field that Abraham bought from Ephron the Hittite as a burial site.31There Ab ... View more

Gen 50:13

13They carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave of the field at Machpelah, the field near Mamre, which Abraham bought as a burial site from ... View more

2Chr 13:19

19Abijah pursued Jeroboam, and took cities from him: Bethel with its villages and Jeshanah with its villages and Ephron with its villages.

1Macc 5:45-51

The Return to Jerusalem
45Then Judas gathered together all the Israelites in Gilead, the small and the great, with their wives and children and goods, a very la ... View more

2Macc 12:27-28

27After the rout and destruction of these, he marched also against Ephron, a fortified town where Lysias lived with multitudes of people of all nationalities. S ... View more

Josh 15:9

9then the boundary extends from the top of the mountain to the spring of the Waters of Nephtoah, and from there to the towns of Mount Ephron; then the boundary ... View more

Josh 18:15

15The southern side begins at the outskirts of Kiriath-jearim; and the boundary goes from there to Ephron, to the spring of the Waters of Nephtoah;

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